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Would Someone Please Sit with My Kid at Lunch?

posted Tuesday September 20th, 2016

The other night in the Target girls’ section, I noticed a campaign aimed at kindness. Tee shirts with sayings like “Come Sit With Us” and “Kind is Cool.” I smirked. If only it was that easy. In my world — rather, in my daughter Sophie’s world — too often it’s Homecoming Queen or nothing. This […]


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Best Buddies for Sophie: Down syndrome and Junior High

posted Tuesday August 26th, 2014

Sophie is the most popular kid I know. Just a few weeks into the new school year, I’m having trouble keeping up with my 11-year-old’s social schedule. Last Sunday she was invited to a friend’s house for dinner, and another friend asked her out for ice cream. Another pal asked if she can have a […]


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My Heart Can't Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome is available from Amazon and 
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